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Virginia's Sylven Landesberg suspended for rest of the season

UPDATED: 1:17 P.M.

Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg has been suspended for the remainder of the season for "failure to live up his academic obligations."

He might have played in his final game in a Virginia uniform. Throughout the season, there's been speculation Landesberg will leave early for the NBA.

"Definitely considering it," said a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Landesberg, the undisputed star of the Cavaliers, leads the team in scoring (17.3 points per game), assists (2.9 per game) and minutes played (32.1 per game).

"This is a very difficult decision," Virginia Coach Tony Bennett said in a statement released by the university. "Sylven is a fine young man who I deeply care about, but our players need to take personal responsibility for their academic obligations. There are standards and expectations that Sylven and every player in this program now and in the future must uphold. When they are not upheld, there are consequences.

"It's important for our current and future players players to understand it's a privilege to compete in the ACC and attend one of the finest institutions in the country. My hope is through this action it will help Sylven and the other young men in our program understand the value of a degree from the University of Virginia and the opportunities it provides for life after basketball."

Much more to come as I get information...

By Zach Berman  |  March 6, 2010; 1:01 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Landesburg is not NBA ready. He also has shown a lack of responsibility by not succeeding academically. There are too many good guards wanting to play in the NBA..he will be making a big mistake. ahhh well..

Posted by: blazerguy234 | March 6, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

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